Festival of trees thanks

December 15, 2011

Editor,

The Chesapeake Cancer Alliance is very appreciative of the sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees who supported our recent fundraising event — The CCA Festival of Trees at the Bel Air Armory.

All proceeds support Upper Chesapeake Health's Cancer LifeNet programs, which provide support and services to cancer patients in Harford and Cecil counties.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan, Kissinger Financial Services, Susquehanna OB/GYN- Drs. Bellantoni & Gotzmann, PayPal Inc., Wells Fargo Advisors-Stephen Holland, Bay Counseling Services, Catherine & Vernon Jones, PNC Wealth Management, Taylor Pickett, George's Customs Towing, Churchville Ruritan, Vascular Surgery Associates, Harford Mutual Insurance Co., Harford's Heart and 2K Marketing.

We thank these community members for their generous donations: Foltz Automotive LLC, The Law Offices of Jeffrey Plum P.A., MacPhail Pharmacy, The Kelly Group , WSMT Inc.,5-Star Consignment, Dr. David Mergerian, Harford Bank, Richard Herbig, Stan and Binkie Lentz, Fred and Ginny Mitchell and IWIF. Other donations were made Saxon's Jewelry, Rock Spring Veterinary Clinic, Lynn Narango, David Narango, Jim Piccione, Michael Gibbin, Bryan Michaels, Dianne Hebert, Howard McComas IV, Klein's ShopRite, Thompson Automotive and Betty Lipinski.

We extend our appreciation to the Town of Bel Air, Scott Walker, Downtown Alliance and 2K Marketing for their help with the Festival of Trees, and to John Sobus for his musical entertainment for the Wine Down Social, Eric Richardson, "Dino" for his holiday songs and Professor Horn, who entertained our audience with a lively puppet and magic show.

The Festival owes its success to the many volunteers of the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance , local service organizations, businesses and community members who work tirelessly in support of our fundraising activities.

For a list of the tree, wreath and gingerbread donors, visit our web site(www.chesapeakecanceralliance.org).

A special thanks to The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard Youth Group, which ran our children's area and to the Hope Club of Bel Air High School who volunteered many hours of help.

Chesapeake Cancer Alliance is a nonprofit organization who raise funds through personal projects, major events and community donations.

This year we presented Cancer Life Net with $60,000 for their work in giving support to area cancer patients regardless of where they receive treatment.

We invite the community to volunteer to help us with our fundraising events. For more information, go to http://www.chesapeakecanceralliance.org.

Kathy Welch

Sandy Guzewich

Cheryl Manns

Co-Chairs, CCA Festival of Trees

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